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Re: Norway spruce cones

In addition to Gaine's wonderful NS info here, I can state with certainty that compared to white pine (and red pine for that matter), NS starts slowly. Where we machine-planted 6000 seedlings 4 springs back, one 4th were NS. The fastest to take off and "get over the weed layer" ( not count...
by wisconsitom
Tue May 02, 2017 10:02 am
 
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Norway spruce cones
Comments: 20
Views: 1027

Re: Norway spruce cones

In addition to Gaine's wonderful NS info here, I can state with certainty that compared to white pine (and red pine for that matter), NS starts slowly. Where we machine-planted 6000 seedlings 4 springs back, one 4th were NS. The fastest to take off and "get over the weed layer" were easily...
by wisconsitom
Tue May 02, 2017 10:00 am
 
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Norway spruce cones
Comments: 20
Views: 1027

Re: Tree species range limits match former Ice Sheet Margin

You're most welcome, Andrew. Indeed, after a time, one can just about "read" the soil of any given area by the vegetation it supports. Wisconsin may be an extreme case-glaciers really mixed things up here-but the basic relationship holds everywhere one cares to look. When I bought land for...
by wisconsitom
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:21 am
 
Forum: Forest Ecology and Processes
Topic: Tree species range limits match former Ice Sheet Margin
Comments: 17
Views: 809

Re: Tree species range limits match former Ice Sheet Margin

Soil pH and CEC-cation exchange capacity-are two factors of extreme relevance to where a given plant species ends up not just living, but thriving. Botanists of the past sometimes thought the distribution of native species across the continent was a complete mystery,with no underlying factors. The g...
by wisconsitom
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:01 am
 
Forum: Forest Ecology and Processes
Topic: Tree species range limits match former Ice Sheet Margin
Comments: 17
Views: 809

Re: Snake Creek old-growth forest

Thanks mhenry. You make a good point-who has actually cored a bunch of tamaracks? My statement without attribution was next to meaningless. I don't know the ages of large tamaracks I see. The white cedar in the swamp of which we own a small part, are very often growing in direct association-companio...
by wisconsitom
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:15 pm
 
Forum: Ontario
Topic: Snake Creek old-growth forest
Comments: 4
Views: 394

Re: Snake Creek old-growth forest

Good stuff. Always interesting to me to read of an account from Canada, and then to read the latitude data and see it is identical to that of my property in Wisconsin, USA. And where I am, there are very, very large old white cedars in the swamp. I'm not on your guy's league as far as tree measureme...
by wisconsitom
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:25 pm
 
Forum: Ontario
Topic: Snake Creek old-growth forest
Comments: 4
Views: 394

Re: Paleotornadoes

That Wisconsin tornado happened quite near my land. It was a doozey, in terms of forest-clearing power.
by wisconsitom
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:39 am
 
Forum: Weather and Climate
Topic: Paleotornadoes
Comments: 6
Views: 481

Re: Black Guides of Mammoth Cave

Indeed, very cool. I hope it makes it to Wisconsin PT.
by wisconsitom
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:36 am
 
Forum: Off-topic - Post About Anything Here
Topic: Black Guides of Mammoth Cave
Comments: 4
Views: 312

Re: Super tall Eucalyptus trees

Yes, some amazing heights for N. American-dwelling angiosperms. Awesome work.
by wisconsitom
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:59 pm
 
Forum: California
Topic: Super tall Eucalyptus trees
Comments: 15
Views: 1191

Re: Potential tall trees?

Porcupines indeed. I await the arrival of these nasty herbivores in my plantation any year now. I've also got the larch they love. We'll see what happens.
by wisconsitom
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:49 am
 
Forum: Europe and the British Isles - Overviews
Topic: Potential tall trees?
Comments: 48
Views: 3427
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